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MAIB724 Finance and Accounting

The practice and theory of analyses of data that inform the financial decisions that mid-level and senior business people make. Develops skills in critically interpreting financial data, making reasoned decisions and recommending consequential actions.

This paper will introduce financial management and accounting principles. In particular, it aims to develop the skills participants need in order to understand a range of status reports and make basic calculations to aid decision making.

Paper title Finance and Accounting
Paper code MAIB724
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,236.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Otago Business School,
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
Student workload:
150 hours learning over a single quarter including:
  • 30 formal contact hours
  • 120 hours of self-study
100% coursework comprising:
  • Group Assignments 20%
  • Individual Assignments 20%
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 10%
  • Test (2 hours) 50%
Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be delivered online using webinars, videoed presentations, interactive tasks and online collaborative activities and discussions. The class will meet for approximately 30 hours, delivered weekly within a 10-week quarter.

Each week students will join a one-hour tutorial webinar either from their home or at the nearest participating institution. The one-hour tutorial will be accompanied by two hours' structured activity. Students will also undertake self-directed individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation.

The emphasis will be on the development of practical skills appropriate for working with Māori and others and prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.

To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Communication, Critical Thinking,Research.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret complex financial statements and draw conclusions about a business's health.
  2. Develop projections for strategic initiatives and present informed evidence-based decisions.
  3. Discuss and apply the concepts of time value of money, risk and return in the context of Māori Business.
  4. Apply financial theory to evaluate the financing and capital structure of a business.

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Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system